Saudi ambassador says bin Laden family members killed in private jet crash in southern England

Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United Kingdom says family members of the late al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden were killed in a private jet crash in southern England.

In a tweet late Friday, Prince Mohammed Bin Nawaf Bin Abdel-Aziz offered his condolences to the bin Laden family, without identifying the dead.

The bin Laden family owns a major construction company in the Sunni kingdom. They disowned the al-Qaida leader prior to the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

The Embraer Phenom 300 jet crashed Friday while trying to land at Blackbushe Airport, an airfield used by private planes and flying clubs some 40 miles (65 kilometers) southwest of London. British authorities said four people were killed in the crash.

The official Saudi Press Agency earlier identified the jet as being Saudi-owned.